Baton Rouge takes twinbill from Wolfpack
WESSON – The Baton Rouge Bears rallied to take a 9-8 win in nine innings in game one and 17-14 win in the nightcap.
The Co-Lin falls to 4-10 on the season. They travel to Baton Rouge to take on the Bears at 12 p.m. and St. Louis (MO) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 8.
BRCC 9, Co-Lin 8
The bottom of the first saw the Co-Lin Wolfpack take an early 4-0 lead. Left fielder Philip Lott singled, Dominic Savage tripled, scoring Lott. Savage scored on an RBI single by Choc Hubbard and Hubbard scored on a two-run home run by Blake Talbot.
Baton Rouge scored two runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with two more in the fourth. In the third, Baton Rouge scored on an RBI single by Mark Traylor plating Jose Dupuy.
Co-Lin pushed across one run in both the fourth inning and the seventh. In the fourth inning, the Wolfpack scored on an RBI triple by Savage that scored Colby Whitfield.
The Wolfpack survived Baton Rouge’s rally and put up two runs of their own in the fifth. An RBI double by Talbot and an RBI double by Wesley Watts plated runs.
Co-Lin tied the game at 8-all in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Logan Smith that scored Hubbard.
Leading the Bears 12-hit attack was Benjamin McGrew who went 3-for-5 in the game. He had a double and two singles. Mark Traylor, Jr. and Cameron Burns. Adding support were Darren Bueche, Blake Meisner, Corey Free, Jose Dupuy and Cade Milazzo.
At the plate for Co-Lin, Philip Lott was 3-of-5 with three singles. Dominic Savage had a pair of triples. Tolbert homered and singled. Choc Hubbard went 2-for 3 with a triple and two singles. Tolbert homered and singled. Wesley Watts doubled.
Corey Funk took the loss for the Wolfpack. He lasted two innings, walked none, struck out one and allowed four runs. Starter Steven Chisholm went four innings, allowing one earned run on two hits, walked four and struck out two. Casey Hurley relieved Chisholm in the fifth inning. He gave up one run on two hits, struck out three and walked one.
John Fralick recorded the win for Baton Rouge allowing one run on two hits. He struck out two and walked one. Also seeing action on the mound were Jarrod Jarreau (two runs, two hits, one strikeout, one inning) and Andrew Liotta who gave up one hit in one inning of work. John Schaffer pitched four innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, struck out four and walked one.
Baton Rouge 17, Co-Lin 14
In game two, Co-Lin Wolfpack held a comfortable five-run lead in the sixth inning, but a big rally by Baton Rouge ended the Co-Lin Wolfpack’s
The top of the first saw the Bears take an early 9-0 lead. Benjamin McGrew started off for Baton Rouge with a single. A single by Mark Traylor Jr., then moved McGrew from first to second. Corey Free singled, plating McGrew. More runs came home for Baton Rouge when Free and Traylor Jr. scored on a two-run double by Cameron Burns, Zimmer and Burns scored on a two-run single by Steven Bright, and Meisner, Bright and Milazzo scored on a double by McGew.
After posting three runs in the third, Co-Lin again scored three in the fifth. In the third, the Wolfpack scored on an RBI double by Logan Smith scoring Lott.
Baton Rouge stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the seventh, scoring seven runs on an RBI double by Nicholas Gobert, three singles, and a two-run triple by Meisner.
Stevie “Choc” Hubbard racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Wolfpack. He doubled in the fourth inning and homered in the fifth inning.
Melvin Frazier recorded the win for Baton Rouge. He tossed two innings of shutout ball. Frazier struck out three, walked one and gave up no hits.
Baton Rouge pounded Wolfpack pitching, as six hitters combined for 12 hits, 13 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
Absorbing the loss was Wesley Watts. He lasted .1 of an inning, walked one, struck out none and allowed five runs.
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